Maine State Capitol

Contact Legislators

Below are members of the Education and Cultural Affairs Committee (130th session). They are a great resource on education policy issues and can be contacted to share your perspective on educational issues addressed at the state level. They hold regular public meetings streamed online here.

The general email for the committee is

To subscribe to updates on their activities click here.

Senator Joseph Rafferty – Chair D – Senate District 34
Senator Matthea Daughtry D – Senate District 24
Senator David Woodsome R – Senate District 33
Representative Michael Brennan – Chair D – House District 36
Representative Ed Crockett D – House District 43
Representative Jan Dodge D – House District 97
Representative Sheila Lyman R – House District 74
Representative David McCrea D – House District 148
Representative Rebecca Millett D – House District 30
Representative Tim Roche R – House District 7
Representative Suzanne Salisbury D – House District 35
Representative Heidi Sampson R – House District 21
Representative Paul Stearns R – House District 119


Maine State Capitol

Attend Meetings and Public Hearings

All committee meetings are public and livestreamed HERE

The Ed Committee’s homepage has detailed information and links to the bills being considered.

Submit written and/or live testimony for a specific bill in a public hearing.

Legislative Notices for upcoming public hearings and work sessions

Confirmation Hearings
Wednesday, September 14, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

University of Maine System Board of Trustees
Dhivya Singaram of Portland

Maine Community College System Board of Trustees
The Honorable Jean Ginn Marvin of Scarborough
The Honorable Joyce A. Maker of Calais

Maine State Board of Education
Thomas Earl Keller of Newcastle
Edmond Morin of Westbrook

Confirmation Hearing
Wednesday, September 14, 12:30 p.m.

Maine Charter School Commission
The Honorable James R. Handy of Lewiston
The Honorable Norman E. Higgins of Sebec
Leigh Weisenburger Albert of Lewiston

Confirmation Hearing
Thursday, September 15, 9:30 a.m.

Maine School of Science and Mathematics, Board of Trustees
David King of Limestone
Joel Erlon Pike of Jay
Marian Reagan of Kennebunkport
Douglas Abbott of Falmouth
Paul Stancioff of Chesterville
Brent Berwin, Ph.D. of Mt. Desert
Sadhana Prasad, DMD of North Yarmouth
Matthew Trey Cox of Portland